Bladder leakage with exercise

Bladder leakage with exercise

Jana Pittman was an elite athlete in hurdles and then in bobsledding and when she was running hard and jumping she experienced leakage of urine. We call this stress urinary incontinence. Like many women, she found this symptom to be embarrassing, she found ways to cover it up, she did not talk to anyone about […]

What if your baby crawls a bit funny?

What if your baby crawls a bit funny?

 If your baby is not crawling by 12 months, or is crawling asymmetrically or a bit funny, a  paediatric physiotherapy assessment is recommended. Types of funny crawls include bottom scooting, tripod crawl, dragging one leg, belly crawl, rolling across the room. BOTTOM SCOOTER (BOTTOM SHUFFLER) These babies move around in sitting by using their arms. Bottom […]

The Benefits of Physiotherapy Taping for Injury Recovery

How To Use Taping For Injury Recovery As individuals recover from injuries, the journey back to peak performance or day-to-day functionality can be challenging. Using taping can make the path to recovery more manageable and efficient. At Total Physiotherapy, we recognise the benefits of taping in both injury management and prevention as part of a […]

Managing Tendon Rehab: In-Season vs. Out-of-Season

You may have heard of a Tendinopathy, pain and dysfunction in the tendon. It’s a condition that can be common from an overuse activities. In the world of sports, managing tendon injuries demands a tailored approach, particularly when considering the differences between in-season and out-of-season rehabilitation strategies. Out-of-Season Rehab During the off-season, athletes have the […]

What is a vaginal prolapse and can it be fixed?

Let’s start with what is a prolapse? A vaginal prolapse might also be called a pelvic organ prolapse (POP) or in more medical terms a cystocoele, uterocoele or rectocoele. A prolapse is where one or more of the pelvic organs (bladder, uterus or bowel) drops lower down in the pelvis and creates a bulge into […]

When can I return to running after having a baby?

Running After Having a Baby?

This is a question we hear often at Total Physiotherapy and the answer is that the timeline for postpartum women to return to running looks different for everyone. Evidence on returning to running after having a baby The latest evidence on returning to running outlines several components that should be considered when assessing a woman’s […]

Tummy Time Tips

Tummy time tips

Tummy time is a great position for babies to help with motor development, strengthen their muscles and protect their head shape. What is tummy time? Tummy time refers to the position of placing your baby on their stomach when they are awake and supervised. It is recommended to perform 30min of tummy time per day. […]

Does your child have scoliosis?


What is scoliosis? Scoliosis is defined as curvature of the spine over 10 degrees, most commonly present in adolescent girls. There are a few types but the most common is Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS).While most cases are mild, some can be severe, and all cases should have a baseline assessment. How is scoliosis detected? AIS is […]

Christmas – A Pain in the Neck?

Christmas – A Pain in the Neck?

Christmas – A Pain in the Neck? Each December, just when it seems the practice may become a little quieter, we receive an influx of people with neck pain that we have come to term “Christmas neck”. Sound familiar? It is a condition precipitated by frequent trips to the shops carrying far too many parcels,…

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